- John Mahama has spoken up on he violent protest by supporters of the party
- He has urged protestors to demonstrate in a peaceful manner, even as they express their misgivings about the declaration by the EC
- Mahama commended the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council for the recognition of protests as an instrument of democratic expression
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The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC, John Mahama has finally spoken up on he violent protest by supporters of the party.
He has urged protestors to demonstrate in a peaceful manner, even as they express their misgivings about the declaration made by the Electoral Commission.
“I still urge all who feel outraged by the EC's conduct to manifest their displeasure in a manner that is peaceful”, he said.
In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Mahama commended the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) for the recognition of protests as an instrument of democratic expression.
He said elections can be emotive and that the EC's incompetent handling of the December 7, 2020 poll has left a sour taste in the mouths of all patriotic citizens
According to Mahama, it is important to hold the EC accountable to ensure that it purifies itself and rises again to be the leading electoral body on our continent, Africa.
Out of the 13,119,460 total valid votes cast, the incumbent, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), polled 6,730,587 votes representing 51.302 per cent.
His closest contender, Mr Mahama, polled 6,213,182 representing 47.359 per cent.
The NDC has subsequently accused the Electoral Commission of presenting “flawed” and “rigged” results in favour of President Akufo-Addo.
The party has, thus, held several demonstrations across the country to reject the results.
Some of those protests have seen supporters of the party clash with the police violently.
Meanwhile, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has double down on his refusal to accept the outcome of the just-ended general elections.
This follows his meeting with a team from The Commonwealth over the elections which was held on Monday, December 7, 2020.
Mahama and the NDC rejected the outcome of the polls described by ECOWAS Elections Observer mission in the country as peaceful, free, transparent, and credible.
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